It is almost impossible to pigeonhole the legendary and unpredictable Gryphon, recently reformed nearly 40 years after a very successful spell throughout the 1970s, which included extensive touring in the States and Europe with Yes, Steeleye Span and Mahavishnu Orchestra. They even appeared on BBC Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4, all in the same week!
Gryphon stunned their faithful following four decades later in 2018 when they released their sixth studio album, ReInvention, to huge acclaim. Anyone who thought this was an isolated flash of brilliance now has another think coming as we announce a further brand new release which proves to be every bit as unfathomably innovative and exciting. Continuing to display fine humour, it defies repetition in favour of seemingly constant streams of reinvention, perhaps even surpassing its predecessor in its richness.
Original members Graeme Taylor, Brian Gulland and Dave Oberlé are joined by the extraordinarily virtuosic Andy Findon on clarinets, saxes and flutes, plus two new members: the experienced and versatile Rob Levy on bass guitar and the amazingly talented Clare Taylor on violin and keyboards. All three new members have contributed compositions to ‘Get Out Of My Father’s Car’ and the range of styles is unprecedented.
Yes, Gryphon is the antidote to genres. Whatever you expect, you’ll get something different!
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Gryphon is proud of its diverse appeal, enjoying a global fan base, and a wide range of audiences – progressive, folk, rock as well as classical and early music lovers.
Oh, and if you’re wondering where the title for the new album sprang from… well, you’ll just have to get hold of the album and it will all become clear!
No press as yet, but here are just a few reviews of ‘ReInvention’.
ReInvention is music from a lost age. Both preposterous and charming – good to have you back chaps – JOHN BUNGEY, THE TIMES
ReInvention – Album of the year MALCOLM DOME, PROG MAGAZINE
ReInvention is a beautiful thing, and marks a magnificent return for Gryphon with music which would undoubtedly delight audiences across centuries – HELEN ROBINSON, SOUNDS
This album is awesome to the max!!!! – RATE YOUR MUSIC
1. Get Out Of My Father’s Car (Graeme Taylor/Brian Gulland)
2. A Bit of Music By Me (Andy and Gary Findon)
3. Percy The Defective Perspective Detective (Brian Gulland)
4. Christina’s Song (Clare Taylor/Christina Rossetti)
5. Suite for ’68 (Andy and Gary Findon)
6. The Brief History of a Bassoon (Graeme Taylor)
7. Forth Sahara (Rob Levy)
8. Krum Dancing (Graeme Taylor/Andy Findon)
9. A Stranger Kiss (Clare Taylor)
10. Normal Wisdom From The Swamp… (a sonic tonic) (Brian Gulland)
11. Parting Shot (Graeme Taylor)